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Fleishman Is in Trouble
Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working todayfor readers of Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, and Tom Perrotta Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this. As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel has gone, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new dating appassisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that maybe he never saw things all that clearly in the first place. A searing, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, unsettling, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of marriagean institution that has proven to be worthy of both our great wariness and our great hope. Advance praise for Fleishman Is in Trouble Blisteringly funny, feverishly smart, heartbreaking, and true, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an essential read for anyone whos wondered how to navigate loving (and hating) the people we choose.Cynthia DAprix Sweeney, author of The Nest
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abbyreadz
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Bailedbailed

Sorry I just can‘t feel sorry or invested in the life of a rich privileged white man and his woes.

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perfectsinner
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75% through...hoping it gets better because right now I'm feeling like it's going to be a 2 star read. This isn't anything like what I thought. 😐

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Come-read-with-me
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Mehso-so

I had mixed feeling about this book. There were some incredibly sharp and funny moments in the story, but not enough to save the book for me. I didn‘t care for how the timeline was presented and didn‘t have a strong connection to the characters. With that being said, the author tackled some interesting elements of “what could have been” as Fleischman‘s “back story” was explored. ⭐️⭐️ 1/2.

BennettBookworm I agree, overall the book didn‘t do it for me! 2y
Come-read-with-me @BennettBookworm Thanks for the support. I was feeling that I might be alone in this opinion because I‘ve read a lot of great reviews about the book. 2y
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ItsAnotherJen
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Panpan

Not my cup of tea. It made me depressed about what marriage is to some people. How important random sexual encounters are to people. 75% of the time I was wondering what the heck is Rachel's deal. I guess we figure that out eventually, but still. 🤦‍♀️🤨
In case this review sounds too negative, I DO like how Toby was to his kids. So that's something. He's a good father.

Twainy This book started my current book journal last July. Talk about a let down and full page of ranting 😆 agree!! 2y
Litsi For the record I have no issue with a negative review 2y
ItsAnotherJen @Twainy I had a lot of more things I could of ranted about!! 😅 I don‘t usually even bother writing a review on Litsy if I don't like a book, but the whole Rachel thing and the sex/marriage stuff got to me enough I had to say something. @Litsi I read some great reviews about this one so I felt it was my duty to throw in my opinion for others 2y
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Azy.K
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Pickpick

This book knocked me off my feet. Right when I thought I knew what the story is about, Taffy flipped the switch and did it brilliantly. I couldn‘t put this down. Highly recommend.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Pickpick

I have mixed thoughts on this one. I couldn‘t put it down but found the characters extremely unlikeable...and that‘s not normally a problem for me, but I felt like we didn‘t get as much character development as I was expecting for a lengthy novel like this one. Also, the exercise in POV was impressive but I found myself asking WHY. Why is this character the narrator? Still a pick, still would recommend, but just not overall interesting enough.

ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy sorry!!! I get why you loved it though. I couldn‘t put it down!! Toby got on my nerves I guess... He is an amazing Dad but I just got tired about hearing about his being horny 😂 2y
vivastory This one has been on my TBR but I haven't been especially compelled to read it due to the wildly mixed reviews. Several months ago there was a short story follow-up pub about how the mc was handling lockdown 2y
BarbaraBB I was very annoyed by both MC‘s who acted like they were poor 😳 and as if a working wife is scandalous! 2y
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Reggie @vivastory I‘d be very interested on your take of this book. I think this one is a touchstone of what kind of family life or marriage you had/have. 2y
vivastory @Reggie 🤔 Now I'm almost convinced to try it. Hmmm... maybe later this month 2y
ephemeralwaltz @vivastory it‘s pretty fantastic! I just couldn‘t deal with the annoying characters like @BarbaraBB said, but I had fun. You might like it a lot, who knows :) I‘d also be very interested to hear your thoughts! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @BarbaraBB I mean... I was doing okay up until they told us their salaries 🤪 2y
Reggie Have you ever read Crazy Rich Asians? One of the funniest parts in there for me is when they‘re trying to make that girl break up with her boyfriend because he only makes 400k a year. Lol 2y
BarbaraBB @Reggie I‘m going to read that for #ReadingAsia2021. Thanks for the warning 😉 2y
Pruzy Totally understandable! Toby is not for everyone! To be honest the narrator was my favourite character. I won‘t say more for fear of spoilers 😆 2y
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EMB
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

I loved this, which I expected to do, considering the number of Littens that also really liked it.

Does it say something about me that I didn‘t find Toby obnoxious?! Instead, I felt sorry for him and quite sympathetic towards him. I actually really didn‘t like Rachel though. 😬

And of course, I loved the NYC setting.

Megabooks I don‘t think I liked either of them but I loved the book! 2y
Reggie Yeah, we all fell on one side of that Tobey/Rachel divide. 2y
AmyG I loved the New Yorkieness of this book so much. And yes @Reggie. I was Team Tobey. 2y
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Caroline2 I liked Toby too. I went back and forth with Rachel, I thought she was so privileged and ungrateful but I can remember sympathising with her by the end. A great book. 👍 2y
Reggie @Amy I was team Tobey, too. 2y
Cathythoughts A great read 👍🏻❤️ 2y
eraderneely I also loved this❤️ 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Recently hauled books, bought and borrowed, TBR and currently-reading!

readordierachel Great stack! 2y
Pruzy Did you read Fleishman yet? 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy not yet!! But it‘s going to be my next second or third read!! 2y
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Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz Amazing! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy just started it 🙊 2y
Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz 👀👀👀 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Pickpick

This shines a light into the darkness of dysfunctional marriage and divorce. Brodesser-Akner captures the feelings and realities of shared parenting gone horribly wrong. She develops Fleishman from a horny divorced dude with kids to a full-time dad conflicted about love, sex, and kids. Sometimes I grimaced, others I laughed. And occasionally I thought the author was quite wise.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#IRLbookgroup #zoom

rachelm I loved this one 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rachelm It wasn‘t quite love for me but I did really like it. Yours is next on my pile! 💕 2y
CarolynM Great review 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CarolynM Thank you! My book group discusses it tonight—can‘t wait to hear what they thought. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Wishing all of my Litsy friends in the U.S. or from the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving day. May your day be full of peace and gratitude, even if (like me) it‘s not full of family. And if you‘re gathering with family, I wish you health and wellness along with all that togetherness.

p.s. Here‘s a peek at what I‘m baking, crocheting and reading today. Just Mr. B and I at the table today, for the first time in years. 🦃 🍴 🍷🥧

Cinfhen Happy Thanksgiving, Barb xx 2y
Cuilin Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Rolls look delish. 2y
eraderneely Waaaay too much turkey for 2 1/2 people! We‘re going to have leftovers for weeks! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thank you, Cindy. xoxo 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cuilin Thank you - we had to test them and be sure. 👍🏻😎 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @eraderneely Same at our house. We always cook too much! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Best wishes to you both from close by (and also just 2 of us this year)! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiteraryinLititz Thanks so much - hope you‘re managing okay while LancCo case numbers blow up. 2y
wordslinger42 Happy Thanksgiving 🧡 2y
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JillR
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Pickpick

I loved every single page of this. My fear was it would be self indulgent and whiny. Instead it‘s smart, angry, funny and heartbreaking. I couldn‘t put it down and was completely immersed in these people‘s lives. I read it over the weekend in big greedy chunks.

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts I loved it ! A great read 2y
merelybookish Such a great book!! 2y
JillR @trishb @cathythoughts @merelybookish lots of love for this one! 2y
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squirrelbrain
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I was bad.... I bought books.

Or actually, I was good....I donated to charity and received books in exchange! And it‘s the local Hospice and my new employer, so I‘m definitely showing commitment to the cause.

Been wanting to read the tagged book since it came out, and I know the other one gets *lots* of love on here.

It‘s a win-win situation all round!

BookwormM Love it Shadow of the Wind is amazing 2y
SilversReviews LOVE Shadow of the Wind 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Sure is! 😁👍 Shadow on my tbr forever, the tagged book I want to read too. 2y
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JamieArc Shadow of the Wind is on my TBR this month. I have high expectations and hope I‘m not disappointed! 2y
TrishB Enjoyed both of these. 2y
Megabooks Enjoyed Fleishman. I hope you will too! 2y
KVanRead Sounds VERY GOOD to me 😇 2y
eraderneely “I donated to charity and received books in exchange” 😂 exactly 2y
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kellock
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Mehso-so

I'm sad to say its a so so. I wanted to like it more but I felt it was a bit too long and couldn't get invested in any of the characters. Also the narrator confused me slightly, I kept thinking Toby was the narrator when it was Elizabeth. Maybe that was just me though 😏

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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

I have never been so torn about a book before. First off, the writing is extremely well done and that's part of why I kept reading. As I was reading I felt indifferent about the book, then I hated it, and then once finishing it I found myself having a new respect for what the author was trying to say with this book.

The characters are insufferable, but finishing this book is worth it in the end.

Leftcoastzen Perfectly said ! That‘s how I felt about this one. 2y
Cinfhen I hear ya!!! I can‘t wait to see what the author writes next!!!!! 2y
Reggie Have you gone back and looked at all the comments on different reviews? This book had us all up in arms last year. Lol it was definitely a people had a lot of feelings about this one, myself included, kinda book. 2y
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kellock
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Next up. This cover messes with my mind!

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KarenUK
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#3books #ivereread for bookclub discussions.

I don‘t often re-read, but when I do, it‘s almost always for a bookclub, and on audio (if I read it in print originally)
I love to have a book fresh in my mind when I host my bookclub.
Fleishman and The Wife we‘re both interesting re-reads, as it‘s a different experience reading a book when you know it‘s twist or ending.
Tiny Beautiful Things was my most recent re-read for last month‘s bookclub. 💕

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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amyf0x
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Pickpick

Toby Fleishman struggles to balance his work as a liver doctor, parenting two kids with his ex Rachel, and dating in the age of apps, but it turns out Rachel has disappeared...

Read August 15-24
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 34/60

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-20-20: My 62nd finished book of 2020! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #fleishmanisintrouble #taffybrodesserakner 👍🏼📖#️⃣6️⃣2️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-17-20: Starting a new one.....📖

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AlexGeorge
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Pickpick

Yes, it‘s hilarious. Yes, it‘s smartly written, and very well done. But what makes this book stand out, to me anyway, was the blisteringly accurate observations and the humane portrayal of deeply flawed characters. This book has such heart; even the more awful characters get an empathetic hearing. I loved it.

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dylanisreading
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This book tho. 🤣

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Oryx
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Plans for a one-day heatwave

Cinfhen Magnum bars.... yum 😋 2y
AmyG A good book. And chocolate. My favorite thing to do. ❤️ 2y
TrishB Enjoyed that book! Wondering if a trip to the shop is worth it for the ice cream.... 2y
Oryx @TrishB it totally went down a treat. Haven't had a magnum in forever. I'm melting now in the heat - I'm not made for this kind of temperature. 2y
charl08 I like your style! 2y
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merelybookish
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For all the Fleishman is in Trouble fans, Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a short story sequel. Check out how Toby is coping during COVID.
Thecut.com/amp/2020/07/fleishman-is-in-lockdown-a-story-by-taffy-brodessee-akner.html

Cathythoughts Oh I‘ll have a look ! Thanks! Im a fan 2y
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Twainy
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Mehso-so

🎧 Unlikeable self-consumed thing-centric incessantly-horny 40-something A-holes. The only likable character is 9 years old. Toby‘s sex life, dating APP sleeze-pics 😴 so much repetition. A cheap last ditch plot twist with Rachel, Libby and an unreliable narrator. As a reader I feel cheated. Disappointed.

Men, women, marriage, divorce. Welcome to the sad upper crust midlife crisis. Glad I bumped up the playback speed to 2.5X. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Yeah, I felt bad when Solly has to leave camp, too. 2y
Twainy Sigh. I felt so bad not 🖤-ing the book. I should wait a day before reviewing books that let me down 😫 poor Solly!! Sorry everyone ... I wanted to love it!! I‘m not married so maybe I just didn‘t get it. 2y
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Mehso-so

This is an engaging book which kept me reading. Interesting narration alternating from third person POV and first person told by the main character's long-time college friend Libby. Toby's marriage is falling apart, he's trying to figure out how to balance his own needs with his kids and his job. Life is messy and this novel explores gender roles and how society judges strong women.

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Chavelafab
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(One not to suggest to with my feminist book club?) it‘s such a well observed book. The characters are all flawed, irritating and worth my empathy. Agree with other reviews: a good book should spark debates and divide opinions

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Reviewsbylola
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This book seems like a polarizing one and I can understand why. Toby Fleishman is divorcing his wife and finding his way in a dating world of apps. He reflects on his wife and why their marriage failed. I loved the tone of this book, but Toby‘s portion was so long, with only a brief part at the end devoted to his wife‘s perspective, which was vital to the story. For that reason, I gave it four stars instead of five. #redwhiteorbluetype #booked2020

Sarahreadstoomuch Would you recommend this for a book group? I‘ve wondered about adding it to our schedule but wasn‘t sure if there was enough for discussion. 2y
Reviewsbylola Absolutely, I think it would lead to a great discussion about marriage and how well you really know your partner. Just a little warning though, there‘s a lot of talk about sex and masturbation. It works in the context of the story imo but I could see it being off putting for some people. I told my mom not to read it for that reason. 😆 @Sarahreadstoomuch 2y
Megabooks Totally agree! Glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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Ruthiella I agree...I thought the perspective switch came awfully late. But it really made me think a lot up to then. I didn‘t like Toby at all and couldn‘t quite figure out why until I got to that point. 2y
Reviewsbylola I actually was quite surprised when reading Rachel‘s perspective. I had a feeling that Toby‘s perspective was pretty one sided but it didn‘t become clear to me how much so until her part. Which is a bit embarrassing on my end. 😆 I guess I had a difficult time reconciling the things Rachel had done so I didn‘t expect to feel empathy for her. @Ruthiella 2y
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Pickpick

Book 14 of 30 books in 30 days. This book starts out so ridiculously. It begins with the sexual awakening of a recently divorced white dude. Thankfully, the further I got into this the more the idea of having it all was discussed and I very much enjoyed it.

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Reviewsbylola
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#botm picks. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I‘m not thrilled with the June picks but that‘s ok because I still ordered two books that I‘m really excited about.

Megabooks Fleishman is great!! 2y
marleed Fleishman was a 5* for me! 2y
kspenmoll I ordered the same tow! 2y
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Bailedbailed

I gave this a good 80 pages but it‘s just not my thing.

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I am so torn by this book. Pris - it had me laughing; it was an interesting character study on how people can see the same marriage differently
Cons - really just one, I very much did not like the narrator. I didn't like her voice, I didn't understand why she was in the story, I was jilted every time she started monologuing. It threw everything off for me.

ChaoticMissAdventures Laying in bed last night I started to think about how much we demonize women with ambition and how that is just another con of this book. 2y
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Learning a new hobby and listening to tagged book which is making me laugh! No one told me this book was funny.

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wen4blu
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Fleishman has trouble with a lot of things, but he‘s good at physical distancing.
#quarantinereads

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Mehso-so

A story of a hetero marriage and divorce in today‘s world in NYC and exploring the family dynamics amidst the tumult. I didn‘t really connect with the characters. We largely hear Toby Fleischman‘s story, but at the end, we learn more about his (ex)wife, Rachel. Her story was far more interesting to me; I wish it was given more of the book (or that the book was shorter). But women are often overshadowed by men, right? So maybe it was intentional.

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Pruzy
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I just finished the work of art that is this literary fiction novel.

It follows 41 year old Toby Fleishman who is recently separated from his wife Rachel and is learning his way around contemporary dating apps while trying to raise his two kids abandoned by Rachel at his apartment. Rachel disappears and Toby must hold his life together. Expect many pithy observations on life.

Reminiscent of Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Must read!

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“She always thought divorce would come from hate, but her anger was never based in hate. It was based in disappointment that someone she loved misunderstood her so deeply.”

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I started it in the beforetimes and finished it in the wee hours of the morning #insomnia Reading about how we‘re swept along by our routines made more sense in the beforetimes, but the ending did a great job of bringing it home.

hilded It‘s so nice when the trees are blooming, lovely pic 🤩 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Insomnia has reared its ugly head but it has given me the opportunity to finish several in-progress books which is more than I‘ve read in a month. Not pictured here is Samantha Irby‘s latest which was a pick as was Lady Killers and Fleishman. Defending Jacob was just so-so for me. But I‘m looking forward to the Apple series.

TrishB Glad you‘re reading ❤️ my sleep is all over the place too. Sending love and hugs 😘 2y
robinb Sleep, who needs sleep??!! 😳😳😳 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB The other night I actually pulled something in my back because I was tossing and turning so much. 👵🏼 ⬅️ Actual portrait of what I will probably look like by the time we‘re able to resume normal life again. Sending it back, love. 😘 2y
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MicheleinPhilly @robinb Apparently the only time I was asleep last night was when an earth-shattering thunderstorm rolled in and everyone else was wide awake. I had no idea it even happened. 😂 2y
robinb @MicheleinPhilly 🤣🤣 We‘ve got those coming tonight. 😩 Sadly, my sleep too has been all over the place...😜 Hope yours gets back to normal soon! 💕 2y
BarbaraBB I am so f***ing tired every night at around 8 PM, try to keep my eyes open until 10, go to bed and am wide awake. 😬 2y
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB It‘s terrible. Even if I force myself to stay up until midnight I‘m still tossing and turning at 3 a.m. 2y
Megabooks I‘ve been sleeping all day and awake all night. Count me in this super fun club Michele and @BarbaraBB 😒 glad you liked the Irby and Fleishman. I did, too! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks I did manage to get some sleep last night but I don‘t know how much. All I know is that when my alarm went off I was in a fog. It‘s only 10:30 and I can already feel myself drooping. This is going to be a long ass day. 😩 2y
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Melkyl
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I don‘t think I really appreciated how much I liked this book until I got to the end. The writing is good, and while reading I know I was invested in the characters, but the way the author tied everything together at the end and brought her points home were what really did it for me. Overall a very interesting look at human nature and why merely existing can at times be both baffling and exhausting.

Megabooks Totally agree!! 3y
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Caroline! What a treat! Thank you so so much, I'm really looking forward to this! Sending hugs and peace 😘
@Caroline2

squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 3y
Caroline2 You‘re welcome. I hope you enjoy it, me and Trish loved it but I‘m not sure how it‘ll read with the current craziness going on!!! 😳 3y
Cathythoughts I loved this one ! Look forward to your thoughts 2y
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This was a real winner for me. The heart of this novel is what becomes of us, when we find we are unhappy with, and within our lives. It examines the adversarial behaviour that emerges when we feel trapped. At a deeper level, it is a story about how we lose ourselves in the routine and the expectations that structure our everyday lives. Powerful observations of the human condition, and biting prose won me over.

Redwritinghood So glad you enjoyed it. I really liked this one too. 3y
ClairesReads @Redwritinghood glad I‘m not alone Jerrie! 3y
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This is the kind of writing I love #indiebuddyreads

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Lockdown read #2 #indiebuddyreads

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Ouch. She practically draws blood with her sharpness.

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